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A Concise History of Computers, Smartphones and the Internet
Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
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This book is a concise history that covers the most important people, companies and inventions that played a part in the evolution of the first computers that were developed during World War II until today. It is a story that will appeal to non-technical people as well as to people in the computer field.
Dungeons & Dreamers (Part I - Free Download)
Price: Free! Words: 29,600. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Try Part I of Dungeons & Dreamers for free before you buy the book. Our book tells the story of the designers, developers, and players who built the virtual games and communities that define today’s digital entertainment landscape and explores the nature of what it means to live and thrive in virtual communities.
Sheryl Sandberg: From Bossy to Boss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
This is the story of how a "bossy" little girl from North Miami named Sheryl Sandberg became one of the world's most successful and influential women by helping Google and Facebook become two of the planet's largest, most valuable companies. At Facebook, she helps run the largest network of humans in history.
Marc Andreessen: The Young Man Who Opened the Web to Everyone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
This is the story of how Marc Andreessen, a college student from Illinois, led the development of the killer App of all time, the first successful Internet browser that let anyone easily access the World Wide Web. After Andreessen, the Internet exploded with websites and our planet was never the same again.
The Dead Media Handbook
Price: Free! Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.
Multiflow Computer: A Start-up Odyssey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This story of a computer start-up is centered on Josh Fisher's creation of VLIW architecture and his dream of revolutionizing scientific computing-and his family's living with the excitement as the company emerges as a rising star, then crashes. It is also the story of the group of young scientists who built the computer with joy and esprit de corps-a remarkable adventure for everyone involved.
Reanimation of computer programs
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer literacy, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
This book is about making past programmers software available. To use these past efforts a computer program had to be developed. This program is referred to as BASTRAN: BASic TRANsformer. Attention is paid to the history of the programming language "BASIC". Different versions are discussed, also those used on a desktop computer to develop applications for hand-held devices.
A History of Spam: The True Origins of the Stuff In Your Junk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
Viagra for cheap! Your long lost Nigerian friend who wants to make you a millionaire! Refinance your house! Seriously! What is up with all that junk?! Have you ever looked at your junk mail and wondered, “where does it all come from?” And how on Earth did they get your email? And who on Earth actually believes any of it?
Apple vs. Microsoft: The Innovation, The Power, The Epic Nerd Catfight!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
You can't make billions of dollars without crushing a few people along the way. The origin stories of Apple and Microsoft read at times like a Spanish telenovela--revenge and greed are key plots. For twenty plus years it was a battle between two geniuses--Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. For them, it wasn't about money--it was about innovation and changing the future as we know it.